The Food Market

4.8
4023 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Consistently The Best of Baltimore...The Food Market focuses on brilliant basics, delicious food, and attentive service in a smartly designed industrial-modern space, featuring an open kitchen. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss’ value-driven menu offers guests a complete dining experience by combining recognizable ingredients with unparalleled technique. The Food Market strives to provide great service in a comfortable environment, where both staff & diners can be themselves.
We invite you to come relax, enjoy, and allow us to do what we do best, for you.

Support The Food Market during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4023 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jhanelp
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was awesome! Our server Brandy was amazing! We will be back forsure ❤️

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fast, hot, and delicious as always. Jermaine is an amazing server, he always goes above and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The playlist was EVERYTHING! (Classic R&B and Soul)

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MDfoodieguy
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First off, we are doing outdoor dining so my rating for noise only applies to the sidewalk tables. This was a wonderful meal. Come hungry and ready to try their varied menu (save room from dessert!). Lobster fingers were a standout and the pork belly was a close second. If you need some cheese in your life, then be ready for the Big Ole Mozzarella sticks. While I'm normally a bread pudding purist, the Heath Bar bread pudding was worth stopping for alone! Can't wait to go back!

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NicoleF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, friendly servers, tasty food! Having a reservation is a must, it's usually pretty busy for lunch AND dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Took forever to be seated for our reservation. Server was sweet but her station seemed very spread out and she took ages to ever get to us.

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vipVegasuncle
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Have to give a 1 star overall because we didn’t get seated until 45 min after our reservation time. I completely understand that there is reduced capacity but that should be accounted for when it comes to number of reservations. Hostess never even came out to give us updates on approximate wait time. When I went in she said that tables were finished but people were just sitting around in conversation. How about a time cap on tables so that others aren’t waiting 45 min to be seated? Many places are doing this and it’s not offensive to diners when you tell them in advance. Food was great though

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vipBabtzia
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely as always

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vipMaryN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food and overall good experience. Salmon, steak all perfectly cooked

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vipWoodberry
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Disappointing this time. In fact, somewhat embarrassing given the fact that I was entertaining business associates. Server greeted one of my guests as “my ball headed friend” in some attempt at humor. Talked much too loudly, using slang. I get it - an attempt to be funny - but it well missed its mark with my group. Much slower service this time. Crab soup, usually excellent, was lukewarm. After a 45 minute wait for entrees, I made a comment to server and he shrugged and said “it’s a pandemic”. Really?

Anyway, Food Market is too good to give up for one miss. I’ll chalk this one up to reopening pains. I’ll be back - maybe without business guests next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and the waiter is awesome! Very personable and quality dining experience

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CeekCriteec
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at The Food Market. The food was amazing, the service was great and the ambiance and location was perfect as well. Our waiter was one of the best, very knowledgeable about the menu items and gave great suggestions (unfortunately I don’t remember his name). Tips before going: Definitely make that reservation! Or you may have to wait a long time.

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MonsterBear10
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jermaine (our waiter) made the experience and the food was outstanding! We had the Mozz Sticks, Lazy French Toast, Crab Bennie, and Nick’s Double—all DELISH! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I literally love love The Food Market. They opened when I was producing news in Baltimore and I’ve been dining there since! The Buffalo pickles and the spaghetti and crab meatballs are two of my favorite menu items. I dine here at least 3 times a month. It’s my go to place to randomly drop in but It’s been more challenging with COVID because seating is limited and you really need a reservation to get in the door.

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BrookeD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun restaurant to check out! Creative twist to classic dishes making the experience unique to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner, good selection of music. Fast and great service! Kind staff

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MoniqueL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there, definitely going back, would recommend to several friends

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vipFoodeegirl
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is usually a hit. The service is usually really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food. We will be going back!

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Merk
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always! We were the 2nd to last group there and the wait staff was so kind where they were not pushing us out the door. The food was amazing and great recommendations for food. Will be back!

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Foodie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an absolutely incredible experience here. Our server Jermaine was FANTASTIC! The short rib dinner and crab cakes were unbelievably delicious. Don’t forget to order a Hennessy Sidecar drink. Pricing was great too! Very cute location. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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vipArena
Baltimore
73 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Although our reservation was made for outside, they had booked so tightly that they couldn’t accommodate us inside even though it was raining. An umbrella was graciously delivered to us but it got difficult as the rain increased. Guess it would have been a more positive experience if we had left dry. The food was amazing but expensive.

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JaqulinW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and have a good time. I will go back !

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vipVanessaO
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Loved every minute.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food, drink, and service. Also nice casual environment with outdoor seating.

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RachelA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my time at The Food Market. Food and cocktails were amazing. I loved the flavor of the shrimp and grits!!

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vipFOODIE4LIFE
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our group of four had brunch outside last Saturday, via reservation. We were seated right on time and had a great dining experience. Our server was kind, prompt and attentive. The food was very good and we had a wonderful time. The Food Market never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing first time at The Food Market! Made reservations for their Brunch and my oh my was the food DELICIOUS! Had the French toast starter and giant mozzarella sticks as well as the fried oyster omelette and crab benedict. All amazing choices and can’t wait to come back and try even more. Service is great and the ambiance was so lovely.

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vipUziCarroll
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Market has an interesting, highly appealing menu, and the food lives up to the advance billing. My partner had the Baltimore Club, a sandwich with crab and shrimp salad, and said it was the best bite he's had in years. I had General Nicholas' Cauliflower, their take on General Tso's sauce, but absolutely perfect amounts of sauce, rice, quinoa, peppers. The appetizers were great, the wine was good and inexpensive, and I would recommend this place to everyone!

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DaveL
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, one of the places we have on our rotation of restaurants we’ll regularly go to

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vipLWeig518
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great waitstaff, and an enjoyable Covid-friendly dining experience. What else could you ask for? We are obsessed with the mozzarella sticks!

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vipElizabethK
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. COVID protocols feel very safe with tables well-spaced apart and capacity still low. We sat outside which was nice. The soft pretzels with beer cheese are delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a wonderful experience
And the food was excellent.

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Reggie
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and Service was FANTASTIC. but Had to wait 35 minutes post reservation time to get seated.. Why did I make a reservation at 7 if I wasn't going to be even seated for an additonal 35-40 minutes?

Overall fantastic restaurant with incredible chef's and a very friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place! Amazing food & service. Was really a treat for us

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vipmistyt
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything we ordered was wonderful,

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BrittanyR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Well the foods always amazing here but I was happy to know they are seriously implementing social distancing and sanitation practices. I felt safe dining here!

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MadisonS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I usually really like it here but the food was unpleasantly salty today. The service and everything else was top notch as always.

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ShoshanaA
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the food market to celebrate “antibody day” (after having finished the covid vaccination process). The food and drinks were wonderful, we were just sad we couldn’t order more of the menu. Next time

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Kristin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything was delicious our waiter Andy was attentive and super nice! Cannot wait to go back

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Food Market using the Order Online button. The Food Market also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 366-0606.

The Food Market is rated 4.8 stars by 4023 OpenTable diners.

The Food Market does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thefoodmarketbaltimore.com/#gift-card-section.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.